IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A man accused of arson in Idaho Springs has been sentenced to three years in prison.
The fire destroyed the home of a local artist in November. Robert Raymond Leibold, 36, who had been renting a room at the home, pleaded guilty to arson.READ MORE: Glenwood Canyon Mudslides Cancel Amtrak's California Zephyr Train Through Colorado Rockies
Investigators say Leibold doused his belongings with gasoline and then called 911 to report the fire he set on purpose.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Become More Numerous Monday And Tuesday
The fire destroyed the home of artist Dave Shelton’s home — a three-story log cabin he built himself.MORE NEWS: Highway 125 In Grand County Closed For Mudslide
Shelton also lost his vast collection of hand-made woodcarvings and family heirlooms.